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Journal Article

Perceptions of institutional support for “second victims” are associated with safety culture and workforce well-being.

Sexton JB, Adair KC, Profit J, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;Epub 2020.

Healthcare workers may experience distress following adverse events. This survey of healthcare workers found that one-third had at least one colleague who experienced trauma after an adverse event. The authors also found that perceived institutional support was associated with a better safety culture and lower emotional exhaustion, highlighting the importance of support programs.